Ingram Micro CIO to Assume Expanded Role as CTO Retires

Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest provider of technology products and services to resellers and vendors, today announced that its chief information officer will assume the added responsibility of leading its worldwide information-technology initiatives as its chief technology officer retires from the company. Richard J. Kish, senior vice president, Ingram Micro and CIO, now leads Ingram Micro's worldwide IT department and the company's IT infrastructure and systems development. He will retain accountability for defining and further developing Ingram Micro's business applications and electronic-commerce solutions as co-chair with Ingram Micro Worldwide Marketing Vice President Guy Abramo of the eSolutions Group. This strategic business unit provides resellers and vendor partners with the latest suite of electronic business applications to compete successfully in the marketplace. Kish joined the company in December 1997 from Barnes and Noble Inc., where he served as vice president and CIO and launched the company's highly successful e-commerce Web site. David M. Carlson, senior vice president, Ingram Micro and CTO, has retired from an active management role in the company. Carlson joined Ingram Micro in February 1997. Jerre L. Stead, Ingram Micro chairman and chief executive officer said, "Dave did an excellent job integrating our core business system, IMpulse, to many of our new Ingram Micro locations and developing the many new systems we use today." Stead added, "One of our most important competitive assets is IMpulse, the unified system we use worldwide to drive business connections with our customers and vendor partners. Rick will head our ongoing efforts of global systems leadership." About Ingram Micro Inc. Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's largest wholesale provider of technology products and services, and is a leader in assembly and integration services with sales of $23.6 billion for the past four reported quarters. The company and its subsidiaries operate in 33 countries and distribute more than 225,000 products to more than 140,000 resellers in 130 countries. Ingram Micro can be found at Ingram Micro is a trademark used under license by Ingram Micro Inc. All other logos, brand names and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. ots Original Text Service: Ingram Micro Inc. Internet: Contact: Cara Stewart, Media Relations of Ingram Micro Inc., 714- 382-1404,


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